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Monday, August 21, 2006

Wednesday's Start; Garner Continues to Amaze

The Astros still list their starter for Wednesday as TBA. If Oswalt is ready to go, then he would get the start against TBA for the Reds. Alternatives for the Astros? Matt Albers is scheduled to pitch tonight, Taylor Buchholz on Tuesday and Jared Gothreaux on Wednesday. Seems like Dave Borkowski would get the start, most likely, assuming he is not used early tonight or tomorrow in relief of Andy Pettitte or Jason Hirsh.

Then there's this peach from Phil Garner:

Despite Wandy Rodriguez's ineffective start Saturday, Garner tentatively plans to give the left-hander another start.

Apparently, past history carries some weight.

"Even with Wandy's loss yesterday, he's still 9-7," Garner said. "He's won 19 games over two years."
Further proof that intelligence is apparently not a required characteristic to become a World Series manager.


3 Comments:

Blogger Laurence said...

I really need to put something up for firephilgarner.com.

Starting Wandy again sounds like a good place to start.

Mon Aug 21, 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Wandy has made 17 starts since May 16, including five made for Round Rock during his recent detention. Of those 17 starts, he has exactly four quality starts.

Mon Aug 21, 01:03:00 PM  
Blogger Mysteryhunt said...

cant wait for the zobrist/huff watch.

Mon Aug 21, 09:02:00 PM  

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